State University of New York at Oswego — Assistant Director of Logistics

The Department of Facilities Services Maintenance & Operations at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a full time Assistant Director of Logistics position. This is a full-time, 12-month position.

Posting Date:  January 10, 2020

Review Date:  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. 

Benefit Information: The State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package.  For more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) professional staff, visit: or

Date of Appointment:  As Soon As Possible

Description of Responsibilities:
Under the general supervision of the Director of Maintenance & Operations, the Assistant Director of Logistics oversees the day-to-day operations of:

  • Grounds
  • Fleet Garage
  • Central Receiving
    • Stock Room/Stores
    • Mail Room
    • Trucking
    • Facilities Storage

Essential Job Functions:  

  • Work with the Director to implement programs and projects aimed at achieving campus and departmental mission and long-term objectives.  Assists in the overall planning, organization, transportation, supply, maintenance, and management of all aspects of logistical functions; also including general administration, budgeting, and policy development.
  • Compiles information and projections to aid in the preparation of annual budget requests.  Monitors established budget and utilizes authorized budgetary and purchasing procedures.
  • Oversees the preparation of plans and specifications, engineering/architectural studies, cost estimates, and material procurement. 
  • Provide technical services to support the construction, installation, repair, and maintenance as needed.
  • Provides oversight for contracted projects, services, and purchases.  Regularly inspects work sites to ensure progress and compliance with campus standards of quality and contract terms and conditions.
  • Maintains cooperative relations and coordinates department activities with peer agencies and other departments.  Attends meetings, conducts research, compiles information, completes special projects and various reports, and makes presentations to supervisor and staff.
  • Works with supervisors to ensure coordinated work assignments and project planning related to the operation, maintenance and construction.
  • Working in conjunction with Environmental Health and Safety to implement safety awareness programming in accordance with departmental policy and Town, City, State and Federal guidelines.  Instructs employees on safety standards, precautionary procedures and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Effectively supervise personnel, by serving as a role model for their employees in adhering to campus policies and procedures, complete all performance evaluation for their direct reports; and insure that direct reports completes performance evaluation for their responsible staff.
  • Keeps abreast of developments in the field, new administrative techniques, and other current events through continued education and professional growth. Attends conferences, workshops, and seminars as appropriate.
  • Acts as department spokesperson and liaison, establishing and maintaining effective relationships with the administration, students, faculty, staff, other departments, and other interests.  Responds to public inquiries, investigates complaints, and initiates appropriate action.
  • Works with the Director to establish and implement well-defined emergency and contingency plans and procedures. Responds to campus emergencies as necessary.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships and use good judgment, initiative and resourcefulness when dealing with a diverse population in the campus community, employees, project contractors, representatives of other governmental units, professional contacts, and the public.
  • Insure that the buildings and grounds are safe and well maintained.
  • May act as Facilities lead personnel in the absence of the Director.

SUNY Oswego works continuously to create an inclusive environment which respects, embraces, and promotes cultural safety, belonging, civil discourse, cultural humility, and other values and goals outlined in SUNY Oswego’s Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan ( As such, the Assistant Director of Logistics will be expected to contribute to these efforts and possess communication and interpersonal skills necessary to engage effectively with an increasingly diverse community of students and colleagues.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Logistics or Planning at time of application 
  • Experience in supervision and planning, inventory control, maintenance
  • In-depth knowledge in facilities operations
  • Five years of experience with at least two years of supervisory responsibilities
  • Experience with computerized maintenance management systems and competence with Microsoft Office software
  • A commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with diverse communities 

To Apply:
Submit a 

  • cover letter addressing qualifications and specifically addressing your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, curriculum vitae/resume
  • copy of unofficial/official transcript for required degree showing degree awarded and date conferred
  • contact information for three professional references (only the three referees listed in your Interview Exchange application can be considered and contacted)     


If you have any questions about the position, please e-mail:
Mary K. DePentu, Search Committee Chair 

Files must be complete (all documents in the application instructions submitted) to be considered.  Official transcripts are required at time of appointment. Background checks will be conducted for finalists.

Visa sponsorship not available for this position.

Description of Department:
Facilities Services has 300 employees who are responsible for 3.5 million square feet of building space and approximately 700 acres of land. The mission of Facilities Services is to operate, maintain and renew campus facilities to support the mission of the campus, using quality materials and workmanship to ensure a safe, reliable, attractive and efficient physical environment. The offices within Facilities Services includes: the AVP; Environmental Health & Safety; Major Projects; and Maintenance & Operations.

Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive college located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. Named one of “Top Up-and-Coming Schools” in U.S. News “America’s Best Colleges” in 2010, a Kiplinger’s “Best College Value” for 2015, and a “Best Northeastern College” by Princeton Review every year since the first edition in 2003, Oswego offers its 8000 undergraduate and graduate students preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education. The College’s success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities. The emphasis on faculty-mentored student research and creative projects is evidenced by Quest, a daylong symposium spotlighting original student research; a stipend program for students engaged in research and creative work; and the Global Laboratory, a STEM-based research abroad program at top-ranked universities around the world. SUNY Oswego is an unusually collegial and vibrant community and is in a time of wonderful opportunities with extensive facilities construction and renovation, a forward-looking strategic plan, and expanded outreach to regional, national, and international communities. 

Additional information about SUNY Oswego can be found at

Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.  We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim SUNY status, or criminal conviction. Please see our full non-discrimination policy

In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. 

Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing   

For Campus Safety information, please see the Annual Security and Fire Report (Clery):

SUNY Oswego is a smoke free/tobacco/e-cigarette free campus. Further policy details, including education and cessation resources, can be found at:

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